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Artiss Social Share


Artiss Social Share is an easy way to generate a link to Facebook, Twitter or Google+, allowing you to share post or page URLs.

Features include…

  • Fully XHTML compliant output
  • Use a PHP function call in your theme or a shortcode in your post or page
  • Twitter URLs can be shortened using Artiss URL Shortener plugin – choose from over 100 shortening services
  • Grabs the current URL and title – or override them to your own if you wish
  • Using the shortcode you can add a sharing link directly in the middle of a post
  • Automatic caching ensures minimal performance impact!

The simplest way to use this plugin is with one of the 3 shortcodes – [facebook], [google] or [twitter]. Simply wrap these around a piece of text to link to the social site of choice.

For example…

[facebook]Share on Facebook[/facebook]

This would generate link to Facebook, sharing the current page.

For further instructions on use please read the Other Notes section.


  1. Upload the entire simple-facebook-link folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it, you’re done – you just need to add the function call or short code!


Which version of PHP does this plugin work with?

It has been tested and been found valid from PHP 4 upwards.

Please note, however, that the minimum for WordPress is now PHP 5.2.4. Even though this plugin supports a lower version, I am not coding specifically to achieve this – therefore this minimum may change in the future.

I’m using a previous version of the plugin (or one of those that was merged into it). Will it still work?

I maintain backwards compatibility, so it should – if not, let me know and I’ll get it fixed.

Contributors & Developers

“Artiss Social Share” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Bug: No longer have to specify all the parameters for the artiss_twitter_link function
  • Bug: Fixed issue with conversion of characters in titles
  • Enhancement: Added basic Google Analytics tracking


  • Maintenance: Renamed to Artiss Social Links
  • Maintenance: Further improvements to code
  • Maintenance: Removed URL shortening from Facebook
  • Enhancement: Merged Simple Twitter Link
  • Enhancement: Added Google+ sharing
  • Enhancement: Added new title parameter, allowing the title to be overridden for Facebook and Twitter shares
  • Enhancement: Added caching to Twitter share


  • Maintenance: Plugin renamed as part of new naming policy
  • Maintenance: Function name changed to match – old function name still usable
  • Maintenance: Updated code to new standards, including addition of PHPDoc
  • Maintenance: Re-written instructions
  • Enhancement: Added shortcode option


  • Enhancement: Added ability to send API keys, etc, when requesting shortened URLs


  • Maintenance: Code tidied
  • Enhancement: Now using Artiss URL Shortener plugin to provide URL shortening
  • Enhancement: Added new parameter that allows overriding of passed URL
  • Enhancement: Blog title again corrected, using code from Simple Social Bookmarks plugin


  • Bug: Fixed issue with ampersands (and probably other characters) in the blog title causing linking issues
  • Enhancement: Added as another URL shortening service


  • Enhancement: Added to list of URL shortening services


  • Initial release